COVID-19 Update: A new COVID-19 case reported at Oshawa campus – February 9

WHAT
One new COVID-19 case reported at the Oshawa campus.

DATE
Tuesday, February 9

DETAILS

  • We have been advised that a member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Tuesday, January 26.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
  • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined there is no risk to our campus community.

WHAT IS BEING DONE

  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
  • Classes and activities continue as scheduled.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

If feeling unwell:

  • Please do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s risk management/health and safety office.

If you must come to campus:

  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
  • Masks may only be removed in designated eating areas while eating and must be put back on once eating is complete.
  • Eating is not permitted outside of designated spaces, such as lounges and hallways.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.

The health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost importance. These stringent COVID-19 requirements have been developed with guidance from public health authorities and are to be followed by all community members when on our campuses. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of our classmates and colleagues through the mandatory use of masks while on campus, as well as following the preventative safety measures.

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